News & Announcements

Mourning the Passing of a Colleague and Friend

As most of you have heard, our colleague Kim Ledbetter passed away this past weekend. It was a shock to the campus community, to say the least. Click on the headline to see some thoughts from the blog, "Fire in My Belly."

MTCC Voices: Randy Hollifield

Every building at McDowell Tech seems to be a repository of fine jewels these days—filled with some of the greatest faculty and staff you’ll find at any community college in America. Each of them is bright, talented, caring and student-focused. Randy Hollifield is one of those persons.

MTCC Joins National CyberWatch Center

McDowell Technical Community College is excited to announce that it is now a member of the National CyberWatch Center, the largest network of Information Security educators and institutions of higher education in the world.

MTCC Closed Thursday (Day and Evening Classes)

Due to inclement weather concerns, McDowell Technical Community College will be closed for day and evening classes (students, faculty and staff) on Thursday, February 18, 2021. Please stay safe and do not get out unless it is absolutely necessary. (image:

MTCC Voices- Tessa Workman

For those who work in education, particular those who actively teach students, hearing from former students is always a treat, whether the time is spent catching up on each other’s lives or reminiscing about old times—even when the old times are not so old.

Tech Tuesdays Goes Live on 2/9

Our President, Dr. Brian S. Merritt, will go live on McDowell Tech's Facebook page at noon on Tuesday, February 9th to talk about our new "Tech Tuesday" series and discuss about a variety of issues important to our students, staff and the community. Please plan to join us! ( (Tech Tuesday logo by Jorge Valentino)

Furniture Repair & Refinishing

If your furniture is looking a little bedraggled and in need of a pick-me-up, click on the headline above and sign up for our furniture repair and refinishing class today.

Drone UAS Class Registering Now

Our Drone UAS Class prepares individuals for the small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS)/ Drone flight certification. Tuition will be waived for public safety personnel. Click on the headline to learn more.

Tax Time !

It is that time of year again--TAX Time! Students, if you would like to have your Form 1098T as fast as possible, you will need to consent online for receipt of this information. It is easy as 1, 2, and 3! First, log into your WebAdvisor; Second, select the “1098 Electronic Consent” link; and Third, click the consent option and hit submit. Click on the headline above for a screenshot of where to find this in your Web Advisor.
***If you would still like your form sent to you by snail mail you do not need to do this. Electronic forms will be available for viewing the last week in January.

Introduction to Windows 10

Introduction to Windows 10 begins February 4, 2021. Registration is open and runs through February 2nd. Topics include basic computer terminology, launching and managing applications, utilizing the Windows 10 environment including File Explorer. Students will be shown how to work with documents, create new files/folders, how to save and rename files/folders, how to work with text including editing, inserting, highlighting, and deleting text. Students will also be shown the basics of the most popular browsers and search engines in use today.
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